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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

In a sign of just how dark and disturbing the Republican electorate has become, fans of President Donald Trump berated and cursed at members of the media at a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida Tuesday night.

“You suck!” yelled one woman at the reporters before turning her middle finger toward them. Others yelled and scowled or turned their thumbs down. One man wore a shirt that said, “F*ck the media.”

“Stop lying!” another man screamed. “Tell the truth!”

The reactions were captured by CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

“Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa,” he said. “I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy.”

He added: “One of the surprising things I heard tonight in Tampa is Trump supporters saying I should be on their team. Anybody remember when we were all on the same team? I do.”

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.

 

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